Lockheed Martin Corp., Maritime Systems and Sensors, St. Paul, Minn., is being awarded a ceiling amount $56 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-04-D-0082) to exercise an option for the procurement and installation of P-3C Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program (AIP) Kits required to convert P-3C UII.5 aircraft to the P-3 AIP configuration.
The P-3C Orion fleet, which is due to be replaced by the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft beginning around 2010, is receiving a wide range of upgrades and special maintenance in order to keep the planes effective and flying. Nevertheless, this particular upgrade may have special relevance to the war on terror.
The Dick Corp. in Large, PA received a $79 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of two multi-story buildings at Naval Air Station Pensacola. These facilities will include visitor’s quarters, construction of an Aviation Rescue Swimmer School training facility, a physical fitness center to serve officer and enlisted personnel, plus option items for collateral equipment and intrusion detection equipment.
Work will be performed in Pensacola, FL and is expected to be completed by May 2007. The contract was competitively procured as a two-phase design/build solicitation via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website with 10 offers received. Four offerors were requested to provide proposals in Phase II, and two offers were received at closing. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division in North Charleston, SC, issued the contract (N62467-05-C-0099).
The Bell Textron-Boeing Joint Program Office in Patuxent River, MD has received a pair of ceiling priced order contracts from The Naval Inventory Control Point for additional spare items for the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. These contracts were not competitively procured, and are expected to be complete by September 2007. Work on an $11.2 million order will be performed in Ridley Park, PA (N00383-03-G-001B) (Order 0045). Work on the $13.5 million order (no contract # given) will be performed in Fort Worth, TX.
Both of those reports have now come true. The Australian government has officially designated ASC Pty Ltd. subsidiary ASC Shipbuilder as the preferred shipbuilder for the SEA 4000 program. Australian Defence Minister Robert Hill announced that the 3 destroyers will be built at ASC’s shipyards in Adelaide, South Australia, shifting the Australian shipbuilding industry away from its current center in Melbourne, Victoria. Several important details remain to be finalized, however.
The Defense Commissary Agency’s Resale Contracting Division in Fort Lee, VA has awarded $77.5 million in requirements type contracts for “beef products” for various commissaries located in the western U.S. The contract completion date is June 30, 2006. Thirty-three firms were solicited and seven offers were received.
Work will be performed in Orlando, FL (78%) and Oswego, NY (22%), and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2008. This was a sole source contract initiated on May 26, 2004 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal, AL (DAAH23-03-G-0009).
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in St. Inigoes, MD has exercised a $16.9 million ceiling-priced option with BAE Systems Applied Technologies Inc. in Rockville, MD. The estimated level of effort for this option period is 349,440 man-hours.
This modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-02-C-3235) is for engineering, technical, and logistics services for the production, lifetime support engineering, and in-service engineering of radio communications system/command, control, communications, computer and intelligence systems. Work will be performed in St. Inigoes, MD (96%); Mayport, FL (2%) and Chesapeake, VA (2%), and this contract option will end by May 2006.
L3 Communications Link Simulation and Training in Arlington, TX received a $10.9 million modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N61339-00-C-0002) to conduct an engineering change proposal for the Longbow Lot 8 Core Upgrade for all suites of the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) for the U.S. Army.